Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cat Thursday: Cats and Their People

A home without a cat - and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat - may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title? (--Mark Twain)

Mark Twain has always been one of my favorite authors - even before I went to a junior high school named after him. And since my husband has been reading the new autobiography this winter, lately I've been hearing a lot about Twain and his adventures. He was famous for being very fond of cats, and always had a few around him at home. He once said he could never resist a cat - "particularly a purring one." So, for this week's Cat Thursday, here are a few shots of Twain with some of his cats.

Cat Thursday is hosted by Michelle @ The True Book Addict


  1. Did not know this about Mark Twain. The photos are wonderful. I wonder if there is a books just about his love for cats with photos. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed this meme post.

  2. I figured Twain would be a cat person. That's neat!


    Sheila :-)

  3. This is such a great picture heheh xD Go Mark Twain. Didn't know he liked cats so much, so cool

    My pic

  4. I think a lot of famous people were cat people. You can just think better with a cat on your post.

  5. That is very cool! I didn't know this about him, either, but I'd say that it adds another layer to his creativity!

    Love the photos!

    Here's mine:

  6. I did not know Mark Twain was such a cat person. Thanks for the information and the neat pictures.

  7. As many others around here ;") I did not know that Mark Twain was a cat person! I love that!! You picked some awesome pictures! :") Thank you so much!

  8. Great post, Joy! Men who love cats are gems, in my book. Thanks for joining me again this week.

  9. Cool cat-alogue.

    All the best, Boonie


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